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an earthquake sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the here of britain's prime minister. in 15 months david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives, more than twice the meeting he's had with any other news organization. >> the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it's not clear if either can survive this crisis. news corporation's shares have tumbled. if they face criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv. this is really a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> murdoch's london newspapers were infiltrated by hackers last night. vivitors were directed to a story claiming that murdoch had been found dead in the garden of his home after taking poison. the hacking group had promised to quit its
state-side training deaths. >> pelley: thank you, elaine. there is outrage in britain tonight after a tabloid hacked into the voice mail of a missing 13-year-old girl. families are holding out hope for seven americans missing in the gulf of california. and john glenn, pioneering astronaut, questions whether our space program still has the right stuff. it's simple physi. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. and celebrex is not a narcotic. when it comes to relieving your arthritis pain, you and your doctor need to balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen, and meloxicam have
of the world" britain's biggest sunday paper is closing down after 168 years because of the phone hacking scandal. and this morning we are learning that the prime minister's former press chief will be arrested out of this. andy coleson was the paper's editor during the scandal. at first, only celebrities and politicians were hacked. >> i feel regret. clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that the company believes in. >> news corp. chairman rupert murdoch calls the allegations deplorable and unacceptable and promised full cooperation with the investigation. >>> there's a good chance that next major terrorist attack on the u.s. will not be a bomb. instead the feds are worried about computer viruses. how prepared is the government for a sigher attack? tucker. >>> we've got changes in the weather department, we've got at least the possibility of some pretty good rain around here today. i'll have the debails on that -- details on that and julie wright has a look at your fox 5 on time tra
a silent movie. >>> we are sorry. those three words across every one of his newspapers in britain today. rupert murdoch apologizes after his reporters hacked into people's voicemail. were 9/11 families among them? and tonight, what he tried to avoid, now coming. >>> the ultimate soccer mom. the captain of the u.s. women's soccer team on the eve of their historic final. tonight, her own home team advantage. those two, smiling, little faces. >>> and harry potter, before he was harry potter. with the final movie out, we look back at what he did at 11 years old, the moment he learned he beat out thousands. >>> good evening. and it's great to have you with us on this saturday night. and if you're watching this from the center o othis country, we hope you have a fan or an air conditioner. it is a sweltering night. and the first of many. 13 states are under heat warnings tonight, from texas and louisiana in the south, all the way up to the canadian border. take a look at these temperatures. the heat and humidity, making it feel well over 100 degrees in so many cities and towns. omaha, nebraska
scandal in britain has toppled one of the most widely read british tabloid newspapers. it imploded because of its own controversial news gathering methods. elizabeth palmer has the story. >> reporter: the tabloid that traded on scandal for more than a century was finally brought down by its own scandalous practice. the paper controlled by media titan rupert murdock who owns fox and the "wall street journal" will shut down on sunday. it was bad enough when it turned out the "news of the world" journalists had been hacking into private voice mails but worse when it emerged who their victims were. it started in 2005 when details of prince william's private life turned up in the paper. a police investigation found the royal phone had been hacked, and an editor went to jail, but it just unraveled from there. celebrities like jude law and hugh grant discovered they'd been hit, too. >> you know i think there's a national sense of revulsion here. >> reporter: revulsion that grew when a new investigation found a private investigator working for the paper had helped reporters hack into the messages
they call in britain, the gutter press. dan rivers, cnn, london. >> it's not clear what if anything rupert murdoch will say when he sits before parliament at 9:30 a.m. eastern time. >> his media empire hangs in the balance many people say as does his career as news corp ceo. it leads to the question of the day and question that's central to today's hearing, do you think that rupert murdoch knew about the phone hacking? >> on facebook, benny says he owns several corporations in different countries. t there's no way he can be involved in day-to-day operation of any of them. >> peter says on our blog, don't know if he did or not. the issue should be why he created a work culture that allowed this to happen. news corp needs to be held accountable and that includes the top officers of the organization. >> and on facebook, if he knew what his company was doing, shame on him. if he didn't know, double shame on him. a lot of different comments this morning. keep them coming. >> send us an e-mail or tweet or contact us on facebook. >> phone hacking hearing just five minutes away. we'll have live co
the answer to the question everyone in britain is asking. >> what on earth did they expect to find? it's unbelievable. i can't rationalize it. it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: all the anguish and the outrage is pushing authorities to act. we've just heard that andy coleson, who's the former editor of "the news of the world" and also, until recently, communications advisor to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. with the d-day for default less than four weeks away, president obama had congressional leaders to the white house today to try to get the negotiations moving again. we have reports tonight from nancy cordes at the capitol and chip reid at the white house. >> reporter: scott, the president called today's meeting with congressional leaders "constructive," but he also said the two sides are far apart on a wide range of issues. >> i thought that all the leaders here came in a spirit of compromise. >> reporter: it was a dramatic change in tone compared to just last week, when the presiden
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children were found yesterday. cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> the final copy of britain's biggest tabloid hit newsstands on the weekend. inside the last addition, the news of the world issued a four-page apology. rupert murdoch's style to deal with the crisis. another of his properties, the sunday times reports more arrests are expected over the phone hacking scandal that brought down the news of the world paper. >> >>> nasa is worried a piece of space junk will come dangerously close to villa gladys and the space station. it's expected to come close on tuesday. that's when astronauts will conduct a spacewalk. on sunday and the atlantis docked at the international space station and they will unload 7,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the station. >>> we have a warning about its base camp targeting facebook users. >> and the european music service is coming to the u.s. >> a warning for facebook users. there are new scams on the social network. a video of casey anthony confessing to her attorney. and a second offer as applications for facebook's new video chat. the
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2 to 10 years old. >>> now to the phone hacking scandal that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. "the news of the world," the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal compelses of reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in bri
in britain, all eyes will be on the particle meantery hearing later this morning when rupe are the murdoch gives his testimony. he is not the only one. his son james murdoch and rebecca brooks also will testify before parliament this morning. news of the testimony sent news corp. stock plunging throughout the week. nip who checked yop line for t he -- anyone who checked online was redirected to a site talking about rupert's body being found in his garden. >>> sherry ly has details on some crimes. >> reporter: the guardian angels will be out here on patrol. just yesterday, a man entering the trail here at 8th and edgewood was robbed at gunpoint. the rash of crimes began in may with five incidents along the metropolitan branch trail. police did make an arrest in june but then in july, another spike. yesterday, a man on a bike spoted a young man hanging around the trail. as he passed, the suspect pulled out the gun. he got the victim's wallet and two cell phones. this follows two other robberies in less than two weeks. some who use the trail say it can be isolated and they have their own idea
's expected to last. >>> an end of the world, a massive phone hacking scandal shuts down one of britain's most popular tabloids. new reports indicates the phones of some 9/11 victims were targeted. the latest on the growing controversy "early" this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to so
's still unclear whether his attorney will seek an insanity defense. >>> britain's best-telling tabloid is accused of sinking to a new low. it's at the center of a growing phone hacking scandal whose targets allegedly include murder victims, terror victims, celebrities and politicians. abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest from london. >> reporter: just how low would they go? that's the question being asked about a scan toll at britain's biggggt newspaper, the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities but it is now accused of hacking the cell phone of missing 13-year-old millie doweler in 2002, deleting messages and giving her parents and police false hopes that the girl was still alive. when london was hit with terrorist bombs in the 2005 that killed 52 people, the "news of the world" allegedly hacked the phones of victims and their families in pursuit of yet more exclusives. >>>>t's a violation, isn't it. i still don't know what i think about it. other than, i'm really angry. >> reporter: the paper is the profitable flagship of media mogu
his media empire, beginning in australia where he's from, moving here to britain and then to the u.s. right now he's doing everything he can to try to preserve it. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived back in new york last night. hoping the newspaper scandal that's consumed britain doesn't also envelop his american interests or influence. as owner of "the wall street journal," the "new york post" and more, murdoch watched his company shares swoon when the phone hacking allegations struck, and then stabilize. now an fbi probe is officially under way looking into whether murdoch employees paid investigators to hack into the voice mails of 9/11 victims. this as the directors of news corp begin hiring former u.s. attorney mary jo white and former attorney general michael mucasey. >> it is unclear at this point how much jeopardy they are potentially in because we simply don't know all the facts. they are potentially subject to prosecution under a statute called the foreign corrupt practices act in connection with any bribes that were paid in england. >> reporter: here in england, the eve
, and that means that we still have a big hole to fill. >> britain's phone hacking scandal reached prime minister cameron's office today. police arrested his one-time communications director, former "news of the world" editor, andy colson. allegations that the paper hacked the phones of celebrities and politicians cost colson his job at the "news of the world" back in 2007. he quit cameron's government in january as the scandal grew. the prime minister took responsibility for hiring colson, and called for government investigation into the paper's conduct. >> this is a wake-up call. over the decades, on the watch of both labor leaders and conservative leaders, politicians and the press have spent time courting support, not confront the problems. it's on my watch that the music has stopped. >> "news of the world" will fold after sunday's edition. the tabloid part of rupert murdoch's media empire which includes the waun"wall street journal," "new york post" and fox news. >> seven people and the gunman dead, grand rapids police say roderic dantzler opened fire at two different homes. dantzler's daugh
has been around for more than 160 years. it is britain's biggest-selling sunday newspaper. it says it's the largest english-speaking newspaper in the world but what started out as a celebrities hacking scandal rapidly turned into a scandal when they hacked into a murdered girl's voicemail. then a revelation they were hacking into bomb victims from 7/7, and now the revelation that they've been hacking into soldiers' voicemail from those fighting or killed in afghanistan and iraq. so finally the statement from james murdoch, the son of rupert murdoch, saying if allegations are true, it is inhuman that the paper and the company had failed toss to the bottom of repeated wrongdoing. what it says here is wrongdoers turned a good newsroom into bad. this it won't carry any advertising, but the money from subscriptions will go to good causes, and it will be the last edition. >> richard, just because the end of "news of the world" doesn't necessarily mean the end of the investigation or scandal? >> oh, there are two investigations. one into phone hacking scandal. documents have been revealed sh
, i think the media in britain would assume that that meant he felt that she was probably guilty of other offenses. is it similar in america in that sense? i mean wob would you assume with your legal brain that he was making a point there? >> i think he might be. it's tough to know. this was certainly, remember, the crimes here we're talking about are lying to the authorities, and these were pretty egregious. meaning she did send the authorities on a wild goose chase, which is a horrible thing to do, and as a result, you could make an argument that it deserved the maximum punishment. but i agree with you, that i think there's something more at play here, for this judge to give the maximum, meaning a year on each of the four counts, and then say she has to serve them consecutively, one after the other, is a very stiff sentence for this crime. >> yeah. and i think quite telling. i'm about to interview the prosecutor, jeff ashton, who was pretty shocked by what happened. if you were about to talk to him, dan, what would you say to him? >> i guess one of the things i would want to kn
because we have seen in great britain the flow of information as it relates to the success "news of the world" had in getting access to personal information of the prime minister, of great britain, of the royal family, of crime victims in great britain, that it creates a serious enough question to have our justice department find out what is true. if this is true, then it should be prosecuted under federal law here in the united states. if it's not we should know that and be able to move on. >> news international responded to these allegations, sir, and they're telling people that they have seen no evidence that these allegations in reference to phone hacking of 9/11 victims is true, and it's also important to note that news corp. is an american company, it's based in new york, rupert murdoch is australian by birth and is an american citizen and became one years back. in your estimation of what you know so far, do you think this could lead to any criminal charges from american prosecutors in the future? >> well it's too early to tell, but if the allegations end up being proven tr
right now the phone hacking scandal in great britain reaches the highest echelons of government. with prime minister david cameron facing cheers and jeers in an uncommon emergency session of the house of commons. >> i have an old fashioned view about innocent until proven guilty. >> prime minister david cameron addressing the house of commons. >> if it turns out andy coulson knew about the hacking at the news of the world he will not only have lied to me, but he would have lied to the police, to a select committee torque the press complaints commission, and of course, perjured himself in a court of law. >> former news of the world ed tore andy coulson was until january cameron's communications director. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> coulson was arrested this month suspected of corruption in the u.s. voice mail hacking and police bribery scandal. >> you live and you learn and believe you me i have learned. >> even after he owned up to the lesson, opposition leader ed millband
and britain's phone hacking scandal. that scandal of course targeted the murder victims, terrorism victims and grieving families of troops killed at war. live report from london after the break. only one calcium supplement does that in one daily dose. new citracal slow release... continuously releases calcium plus d for the efficient absorption my body needs. citracal. >> police today arrested a former editor of "news of the world," that's the british tabloid accused of hacking into people's voice mail accounts and bribing police. the newspaper is owned by media magnate rupert murdoch who owns fox news and "wall street journal." senior international correspondent, dan rivers, joins me live from london. the former editor we're talking about is not just a former editor, also a former aide to the british prime minister. >> reporter: yeah, it's difficult to imagine this getting more serious and bigger in terms of the tentacles that seems to go into politics, journalism, into commerce as well as significant kind of economic aspects to this story because advertisers are pulling out from advertis
as a person it's the quality of care our veterans deserve this is what i'm called to do. >>> britain's prince william and wife kate are on canada's prince edward island this morning. the royal newlyweds arrived late sunday. they drew big crowds of well wishers, later this week wrap up their 11-day tour in southern california. >>> asian stock markets picked up today right where they left off on friday with solid gains. the nikkei was up almost 1%, hong kong's hang seng rose rose almost 1.5%. this week wall street's closed for the fourth of july holiday. investors will watch for the job numbers later this week. they'll get an update on how america's factories are doing. >>> americans celebrate independence day in lots of different ways. one of the many for families is a trip to a nearby state park. several states have budget problems these days and money for parks is often among the first things cut. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: for the past decade brian, julianne and their kids have been coming to mcgrath state beach, a state park north of los angeles, but this may be their las
was not accused of any wrongdoing. >>> well, there has been another high-profile arrest in britain's phone hacking scandal. police took the former c.e.o. of rupert murdock's newspaper empire into custody today. rebecca brooks is suspected of hacking into people's phones to try to get information for news stories. so far, 10 people have been arrested in the scandal. now, this comes as the fbi is now investigating whether journalists tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. that has many people upset. wjz is live tonight. we have reaction from a maryland man who survived 9/11. >> nearly 10 years later, he's still counting his blessings that he made it out of the world trade center on that fateful day, but if these allegations are true, they would institute an outrageous invasion of privacy. >> reporter: when planes struck the world trade center in 2001, steve peck was on the 63rd floor of one of the buildings. he remembers what he calls one of the greatest rescue missions ever. >> the firefighters and police officers that gave their life that day, 30,000 of us got out and many thanks to them. >> re
on this sunday evening, the third of a july, no fog out there to be seen. pretty warm in britain would right now 84 degrees out there today we got close to 100 degrees, '70's in pleasanton, cupertino at 67. fisher is cold at the coast. 55 of the sea breeze cranking of this evening speaking of the coast, tomorrow at the beach is looking great. 75 santa cruz, not as high tomorrow as we had today but mostly sunny by the afternoon with temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s from the bodega bay to the ocean beach and the sea breeze, 2230 mph for the afternoon. temperatures will be cooler for our monday, the fourth of july the sea breeze will push some cool readings into the bay, looking at '70's bayside shaded in yellow, some high 90s in the inland spot, and a triple digits and the forecast. that would change for tuesday, things begin to heat up on again, the 80's return to the bay, '90s for the south bay and there could very well be some triple digit heat on tuesday but then things turned back again and for wednesday, the sea breeze turns in and we will see the temperatures drop, it will be a lot
as always. thanks for stopping by with that. >>> overseas tonight in great britain, a turn of events that came as a huge shock in a story we told you about just last night. a scandal involving a newspaper, the nation's leading sunday tabloid newspaper, and allegations that they hacked into people's phones, all kinds of people. the outrage has been huge, all the way to parliament and the prime minister's office and today the media empire run by rupert murdock announced it is shutting down the newspaper for good. but that's not going to make this go away. nbc's mike tiabbi with us tonight from london with more. mike, good evening. >> good evening, brian. even among media watchers who have been transfixed by this story, there was one reaction i heard several times today, we didn't see this coming. the news of the world, the lynch pin of rupert murdock's media empire, gone as of sunday. >> reporter: the latest allegation that may have been the breaking point that grieving relatives of british solders killed in action have had their cell phones hacked and their voicemail messages accessed
and an elaborate dinner. britain's royal couple, prince william and katherine are in montreal. the couple made a visit to a hospital. some 35 demonstrators gathered outside the hospital to protest the couple's nine-day visit, calling william and katherine parasites and war criminals. but a larger crowd of about 150 people welcome the royals. the newlyweds are on their first official overseas visit as husband and wife. >>> well a lot of us are planning to cook hamburgers this holiday weekend, but in california, organizers of one county fair are hoping to cook the biggest burger ever. the fair is celebrating its 99th anniversary by trying to set the guiness world record. they cooked the burger today and sold bite sized pieces for 99 cents each. the burger was placed on a 110- pound bun with more than 50- pounds of cheese, 20-pounds of onions, 12-pounds of pickles and 30-pounds of lettuce. it packed a whopping 1,374- calories. not including of course the fries. >> and what was that? >> that's the biggest burger ever. i'm thinking that fair's motto is not everything in moderation. >> hey, it's
a couple cars backed up at the tolls. >> time is just about 4:41. >> the phone hacking scandal in britain comes closer than ever to rupert murdoch. the resignation that is front page news this morning. and study on drivers have researchers doing a double take over the results. grandma and grandpa versus mom and dad when kids are in the back seat. >>> welcome back. it's now 4:43. monday morning and now time to get back to work. it looks like a nice day. as far as traffic goes, update on embarcadero and talk to sue hall about that. >>> more news. bbc says rebecca brooks will testify tomorrow in front of a committee examining the phone hacking scandal. lawmakers are expected to grill rupert murdoch. it has led to another resignation and arrest. london's police chief quit yesterday what was linked to the news of the world editor that was arrested in the scandal. brooks was arrested and realized on bail after 12 hours in police custody. >> there is no way where reporter can come in page 1 story, how did you get that story? >> brooks is to be arrested into murdoch's papers. they are accused of
it worthless. just a day or two ago, britain's top diplomat said that it would be possible to work out some kind of a deal with libya in which gadhafi could be allowed to stay in libya if he agreed to step down from power. that seemed to be a step backwards from britain, which was repeated by france. today britain's top diplomat came out more forcefully announcing he would hand over the libyan regimes embassy in london to the rebel counsel in the east in the city of bengazie. announced more than $100 million worth of frozen libyan government assets would be given over to the rebels. we have seen a growing number of western governments including the u.s. government announce similar plans to recognize the rebel council as the only legitimate authority here and announcing plans to hand over hundreds of millions of dollars to the rebels, and that of course is a proposal that the embattled government here in tripoli rejects. >> we appreciate your reporting. >>> it's about 15 minutes before the top of the hour. here is a look at some of the top stories we're following. a federal judge threw out a
carolina that follows new hampshire. jack, thank you. let's go to britain right now where the scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire is growing. a former "news of the world" reporter who blew the whistle on allegations of phone hacking has reportedly been found dead. police are treating it as an unexplained but not, at least for now, suspicious death. other new developments. in the scandal, the british prime minister david cameron says he'll request a special session of parliament on wednesday. a separate investigation of police corruption is widening after a second top london police official resigned. all this just hours before murdoch faces british law marngs cnn senior international correspondent dan rivers is in london. >> well, wolf, the phone hacking scandal is about to reach its incredibly dramatic climax as rupert and james murdoch arrive at the palace of westminster behind me to face probing questions from politicians about how much they knew about the illegal activities going on in some of their newspapers. >>> when big ben strikes 2:30 in london, the bell will be
france and britain, have also announced plans to reduce their own military presence. meanwhile, local anger at international forces is on the rise. villagers in the eastern province of host took to the streets to protest a nato raid they claim killed is 1 locals this week. the increasing number of civilian casualties is believed to be one way the taliban tries to broaden supports. insurgents targeted locations that were previously considereded secure. last month's raid on a heavily guarded luxury hotel in kabul lled 20 people, including the attackers. some observers fear afghanistan may not be able to control the worsening security situation without international support. >>> the dalai lama is visiting the united states. despite warnings from china, senior u.s. lawmakers welcomed the exiled tibetan spiritual leader in washington. the dalai lama was invited to the capitol on thursday to discuss a situation regarding human rights and autonomy for tibet. house speaker john boehner paid tribute to the nobel peace laureate, his dedication to human rights. even though the dalai lama denies
,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back to "the early show" here on a wednesday morning. coming up, a new tabloid battle in britain. the public and the prime minister taking on the biggest sunday newspaper, the "news of the world" is accused of hacking and tap tampering of phone messages of a missing girl later found murdered. >> authorities want to find out if the alleged hacking hampered the investigation. they are looking into reported police payoff by the newspaper. we go to london for the latest op. the case and we'll speak with hugh grant who had his voice mail hacked by "news of the world." he'll join us later. >>> first president obama meets with congressional leaders to break the log jam over raising the federal debt limit. the president wants a long-term solution for the government's budget problems. >> i've heard reports that there may be some in congress who want to do just enough to make sure that america avoids defaulting on our debt in the short term, but then wants to kick the can down the road when it comes to solving the larger problem of our deficit. i don't share that view. >> joining us this m
on britain's phone hacking scandal in less than a half hour top london police official will testify. >>> head of news corp. rupert murdoch is to appear wisdom. >>> british prime minister ordered a special particle meantry session. >> yesterday, scotland yard's number two was forced to design this less than 20 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down. both claim their integrity is intact but staying on would be a distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police media mail have played here and for hiring a news of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa again under pressure to explain why he hired former news of the world editor andy cole son as chief of communica
with those fireworks. >>> in great britain, a fourth of july honor for the late ronald reagan. a 10-foot statue was unveiled in london and commissioned by the reagan memorial fund trust. well it's an extra special day for the current first family. the president and first lady are about to find out what it's like to raise a teenager. good luck with that. their oldest daughter, malia turned 13 today. as usual she's having to share her parents with many others on her special day. >>> and look at this amazing video. a man is literally blown up. but wait until you see how this ends. more right after the break. >>> welcome back, everyone. check this out. in thailand, an explosives expert in a protective suit inspects a car. leans into open the door, the blast blows him to the ground, but seconds later fortunately he is on his feet with only minor injuries. >> back here in the u.s., jury deliberations are underway in the murder trial of casey anthony. she is the young florida mother accused of killing her two-year- old daughter, caylee in 2008. elizabeth takes a look back on the trial that has
. >>> news corps' ceo rupert murdoch is playing damage control tonight. he ran a full page in some of britain's most popular papers with three words "we are sorry." tomorrow he will run ads telling the nation how he plans to fix what went so wrong in that phone hacking scandal. murdock, his son and former news of the world editor rebecca brooks will testify before parliament sometime next week about what they knew about the alleged crimes. >>> here is a deal we could buy into. a brand-new ipad for $69. that was the offer on the sears website yesterday afternoon. the deal went viral as people started telling their friends about it on twitter and facebook. but as it turns out the price was a big mistake. sears apologized. says they will not honor the discounted price. >> you've got to be kidding me? the ipad ii normally retails for about $750. >>> harry potter's final installment of the series earned $92 million on its opening day. that makes it the biggest premier of any film in history. box office trackers projecting the movie will also break the opening weekend record currently held by "the
hacking scandal in britain is causing concern for the family of the 9/11 victims. >>> if you are driving on highway 4, we are looking at a wide view of all the traffic coming in in eastern contra costa county and heading out to concord. hi parents, it's going to be such a big school year. your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark. then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes, pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter. school takes a lot. target has it all. >>> good morning, it will be nice for some. today after patchy fog on the coast. sunny and warmer. a few upper 80s and low 90s inland. >>> here is a quick look at the top stories we are following right now. our ktvu ram as captures a brief chaos at police in riot gear arrested 35 protestors. they were expressing their anger. >>> arson
saturday. richard lui. alex witt is off today. new big developments in the hacking scandal in britain to tell you about. the controversy is not over even after rupert murdoch apologized. we go to thrown. what was the response to that apology? >> reporter: well, good morning, richard. people are still taking it in. it is astonishing. this is the newspaper, the first revealed the hacking scandal, kind of like "the washington post" doing watergate. inside this newspaper, for example, is that full page apology from rupert murdoch. that apology is in every newspaper in britain today. rupert murdoch, of course one of the most powerful men in the media. he runs fox television, "wall street journal" 20rth century fox. yesterday the publisher from "wall street journal" resigned. it began with revelations of wrongdoing by journalists, listening to people's cell phone messages. this weeks there's reports obvious mail of 9/11 victims might have been accessed. prime minister is one fire because he was so close to rupert murdoch's people and the police despite the fact that they were investigating
if would be the famous and powerful in britain fear and loathe the tabloid for years. case in point. remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew. >> 70 and this headline. prince harry angered his girlfriend by visiting a strip club. how did the paper know? they eaves dropped on the prince voice mail. >> you have to get the story at all cost. you go and do anything. >>reporter: even breaking the law. >> absolutely breaking the law. >>reporter: at least symbolically here in britain it is the quaen the prime minister report to. scandal suppressed so long is revealing that murdoch is the one who has really had their ear. every prime minister here for the last 30 years has needed endorsement of murdoch and media empire to win elections. >> i think it is reason for any of us to observe that the murdoch corporation has too much power. >>reporter: outside the news of the world offices today some celebrated the paper downfall. criminal investigation under way many more could go down with it. jeffrey kaufman, abc news london. >>> by the way, rupert murdoch
and richard, always on point with their legal arguments there. so britain's new duke and duchess of cambridge are on their first official foreign trip together. the first stop, canada. so we have a question for you. how many time is queen elizabeth visited canada? we'll have an answer for you after the break. [ woman ] we take it a day at a time. that's how it is with alzheimer's disease. she needs help from me. and her medication. the exelon patch -- it releases medication continuously for twenty-four hours. she uses one exelon patch daily for the treatment of mild to moderate alzheimer's symptoms. [ female announcer ] it cannot change the course of the disease. hospitalization and rarely death have been reported in patients who wore more than one patch at a time. the most common side effects of exelon patch are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. the likelihood and severity of these side effects may increase as the dose increases. patients may experience loss of appetite or weight. patients who weigh less than 110 pounds may experience more side effects. people at risk for stomach ulcers who ta
's what people are talking about. britain's simmering phone hacking scandal erupts today. a judge is digging deeper into the case to see if the country needs tougher media regulation. tina kraus reports from london. >> reporter: the british judge, leading the first public hearings into the fine hacking scandal, says he will be demanding evidence from witnesses. >> it may be tempting for a number of people to close ranks and suggest the problem is or was local to a small group of journalists then operating "news of the world." >> the investigation will look into the media's relationship with the public, police and politicians. >> very, very serious. >> parliament-grilled rupert murdoch and his son james last week. journalists said they are accused of hacking the voice mails of murder and terror victims. the government-backed investigations will look into allegations of eavesdropping at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel to help police chiefs, to help expose corrupt practices. >> reporter: police investigations are also under way to hacking and bribery wi
today. and now britain's prime minister calling an emergency session of parliament to address the controversy. several news corps executives are set to testify tomorrow before parliament including murdoch and his son, the deputy chief operating officer. it comes after allegations that news of the world employees hacked into the voice mail of a teenage murder victim. the news corps shut down the paper for good amid more damaging accusations that staffers were snooping on people including politicians and members of the royal family. since the scandal broke the shares on the stock market have falling 17 percent, and they are off 4.4 percent today alone. the chief fox correspondent has the news from new york. jonathan? >>jonathan: for the moment the focus of the scandal has moved from news corporation executives to other influential figures in law enforcement and politics. the firestorm engulfing two of britain's top cops and still threatening even the prime minister, david cameron. he cut short a trip to africa and is headed back to london tomorrow amid calls from the labor party
nissan reports that britain's prime minister is now in damage control mode. >> the scandal has taken down one of the best-selling tabloids. police have arrested david cameron's friend and former top aide andy schoolson on suspicion he was tabbing -- tapping into cell phones and voice mails. after phone hacking alwayses, he was forced to resign from the paper in 2007. >> the decision to harm was mine and mine alone and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: police also arrested collide goodman, a former top news of the world reporter. more arrests could be coming, with allegations that the papers didn't just hack the phones of celebrities and royals but crime victims and fallen soldiers. trying to contain the fallout, the prime minister nounced -- announced two separate probes and promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch -- >> rupert murdoch sits on top of the press, news of the world, as well as wall street and fox. >> reporter: news of the world has been the british paper for 168 years. but people we spoke to today said it was time to pull the murd
, the former news of the world editor, and james murdoch, the senior executive here in britain, and rupert murdoch himself. he almost never appeared in these kinds of things, very rarely. everybody will be looking for that. >> always good to see you. thank you so much. >>> to our viewers, time to head across the country, and let's start in los angeles they are calling this the biggest non-event since y2k. you have been hearing about armageddon, warning people that the 405 will be closed this weekend, and it appears that's exactly what the people of l.a. have done, nothing to report as far as any gridlock. people seemed to have stayed home. maybe the public awareness campaign was a success. >>> and let's turn to minnesota where crews are working to stop fuel from spilling after a train derailment. this happened overnight. 17 cars, two local motives were derailed. the engineer and conductor were injured. >>> a california man was arrested for threatening that woman, senator barbara boxer of california. police left death threats on her office voice mail. the suspect is kevin o'connell. he is e
investigation. the final copy of britain's biggest tabloid hit newsstands over the weekend. inside the last edition, "the news of the world" issued a full-page apology. the paper's owner rupert murdoch, is now in london to deal with the crisis surrounding his media empire. another of murdoch's properties "the sunday times," reports more arrests are expected over the phone hacking scandal that brought down the "news of the world." >> new this morning, the beckhams are spicing up their lives with a new baby. former spice girl, victoria beckham, gave birth to a baby girl in los angeles yesterday. her name, harper seven beckham and she weighed in at seven pounds, 10 ounces. both mom and baby are happy and healthy. soccer star david beckham and his wife also have three sons, brooklyn, romeo, and cruz. >> turning now to another well-known british couple, prince william and kate middleton are back in britain after their north american tour. >> how was your first trip to the u.s.? >> enjoyed it, thank you very much. >> after spending nine days in canada, the
in the united states when they subpoena people, it's similar in great britain. parliament has issued the equivalent of subpoena to her, and to rupert murdoch and his son. they've all agreed they're going to testify. what's the implication of that? >> well, she's a british citizen, so she has to get there, go there, and she has to testify. she's said she would appear in front of that parliamentary committee. she's going to answer tough questions, what did she know, when did she know it and does she personally bear any responsibility for what happened. she was editor at the time when a teenager was new murdered ands of the world was deleting voicemail messages that for a brief time allowed her parents to believe she was alive. that's really what set this whole thing off. this woman was editor at the time. she's got tough questions to answer, but this whole scandal is by no means over, both in this country and in the united states. it has rocked the relationship between the police, the media, the politicians, and it's uncovering some pretty dirty, uncomfortable messy stuff that's hangin
in britain may bh saying it's just the tip of the iceberg. two more murdoch newspapers are now being implicated by a former british prime minister. what are the latest allegations, becky, out there today. >> it's quite remarkable. if rupert murdoch thought he was going to draw a line under this by jetting in this weekend and closing down "the news of the world" he got another thing coming today. three strands to this story. and if you blinked, wolf, let me tell you, you missed part of this story today. the most of the important, probably coming from the office of gordon brown, the former prime minister. allegations that other papers in the news international stable, and of course "the news of the world" was part of that stable, may have illegally blogged information on him and on his family. it was a tweet from his wife today saying so sad to learn all about my family's privacy is very personal. he's not saying he was hacked into as one paper reports. what he is saying is that journalists and/or private investigators from the sun newspaper and or the sunday times newspaper, and that'
of britain. the newspaper that tapped into the voice mail of the widows of former soldiers and other victims. it's going to close tomorrow. a key aide to the british prime minister is arrested in relation to the investigation. >>> we have the story of one lucky kitten. it was thrown out of a car in the verazano bridge here in new york. a driver who saw the whole thing was able to rescue the little guy. that hero driver is in the studio. so is that little kitten that he saved. wow is he cute? >> you love the outcome. but the horrible thought of someone tossing a cat out the window. we want to begin with the death of betty ford, the former first lady helped sparked some important conversations in this country. died in california on friday, she was 93. in a statement president obama called for a powerful advocate for womens rights. because of ford's leadership, many lives were saved. brian williams looks back on her life. >>> we got to know her all over again during the week of mourning for president gerald ford, her strength and dignity still intact 30 years after leaving the white house. >> i
of the world" when the most disgraceful allegations took place. to many in britain she became the face of this scandal, right? >> reporter: yeah, now she has finally gone after days of sort of clinging on to her job by her fingernails with everyone from the prime minister downward saying she should go. finally, this morning, she did resign. that's not the end of the story yet. she and rupert and james murdoch all have to appear before a committee in the building behind me on tuesday and they will be grilled by politicians who want some answers as to who knew what and when. >> dan rivers live out of london, we will follow the fallout, of course, from that resignation. >>> it took one of the fbi's most intense manhunts to finally nail mob boss whitey bulger but even behind bars, what damage can he still do? deborah feyerick looks into that. >> i met whitey between the age of 15 and 16. >> reporter: john shay, nicknamed red, grew up in a tight knit world of south boston's old housing colony projects. a golden glove boxer with a wild streak wanted to be just like whitey bulger and the gang
of britain's top cop, the man in charge of scotland yard. sir paul stephenson says he did nothing wrong but regrets the criticism that his police failed to do enough. >> however the issue of my integrity is different. let me state clearly, i, and the people who know me, know that my integrity is completely intact. i may wish we had done some things differently, but i will not lose any sleep over my personal integrity. >> let's get the latest now from london and cnn's dan rivers. >> reporter: kyra, another scalp has been claimed by this ever-growing scandal. the most senior policemen in britain, sir paul stephenson, has resigned. meanwhile, the former chief executive of news international, of rupert murdoch's paper, rebecca brooks, was taken in for questioning, detained some 12 hours sunday night and released just after midnight. there was speculation that would have meant that she wouldn't have turned up on tuesday afternoon, london time, to be grilled by politicians. but we're being told by her spokesman that she will be there. she won't appear together with james and rupert murdoch. s
the greater transparency and the stronger governance we need in britain's policing. let me turn to the specific questions i have been asked in recent days. first, it has been suggested that my chief of staff was behaving wrongly when he didn't take up the commissioneruate's offer to be briefed on police investigations. i have said repeatedly about the police investigation they should pursue the evidence where ever it leads and arrest exactly who they wish. that is exactly what they have done. number ten is the exchange between my chief of staff and john yates. the reply to the police made clear it would not be appropriate to give me or my staff any privileged briefing. the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary jeremy hayward. just imagine mr. speaker if they had done the opposite. if they had asked for receiving privileged information, even if there is no intention to use it. there would have been justified outrage. to risk any perception that number ten was seeking to influence a police investigation in any way would have
'll have more on that. first some live pictures to show you. david cameron, the prime minister of britain speaking now before the house of parliament. let's listen. looks like we have a little bit of an audio issue. first we'll go back. new abc -- nbc poll governor perry running third behind mitt romney and michelle bachmann. >> he's not at the clard. jim acosta is following this for us from austin, texas. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. aides to rick perry say the governor of texas should make a decision by the end of the summer as to whether or not he'll get in the presidential race. if he does jump in, his face may take center stage. for republicans dissatisfied with the field for 2012 it could be divine intervention at a press conference texas governor rick perry confirmed what he recently told an iowa newspaper that he's feeling called by his faith and his friends to run. >> there's a lot of different ways to be called. my mother may call me for dinner. >> there was no religious overtone. >> no. i don't get confused. i'm a man of faith. >> texas is where the game success pla
. >>> this morning, tabloid hacking scandal rages on in britain, rupert murdoch is back in the united states while his company is making plans just in case has scandal spreads across the atlantic. jeff glor is back in london with more this morning on the latest with this story. good morning again, jeff. >> chris, good morning to you from london. >> reporter: you know rupert murdoch spent decades building up his media empire and now he is doing everything he can to try to preserve it. rupert murdoch arrived back in new york last night. hoping the newspaper scandal that has consumed britain doesn't envelope his american interests. as owner of the "wall street journal" and more. now an fbi probe is officially under way looking into whether murdoch employees maid investigators to hack into the voice mails of 9/11 victims. this as the directors of news corp. beginning hiring former u.s. attorney mary jo white and former attorney general michael mukasey. >> it's hard to know what kind of jeopardy they are in because we don't know all of the facts. in connection with any bribes that were paid in england.
.s. and britain. margaret thatcher paid tribute. >> they've got a statute and we've got an airport. probably some other things named after him, too. thanks so much for that. the housing crisis have been so painful for so many americans it can be even harder for american families. troops ordered to relocate can face massive losses on the homes they've been forced to leave behind. >> packing up and moving out. this is montgomery's 15th time for the military. but this time it's different as he makes his move to virginia, the financial burden of his north las vegas home will be. co-ing with him. the house he purchased four years ago with much of his life savings has lost so much in value it's a struggle to figure out how best to cut his losses. >> how much were we talking about when you bought it in the. >> the house was $420,000. it got appraised for $180,000. so that's 42% of the original price. >> reporter: the housing price is hitting military service members especially hard. relocation is a way of life. with 2340 luxury to ride out the economy. and any bad mark in their finances could also jeopa
cannot keep pay >>> there are new developments this among in the cell phone hacking scandal in britain. the paper's largest -- the nation's largest paper has been shut down. and the andy coulson has opinion arrested. the allegations surfaced that report, hacked the responsible of a 13-year-old murder victim, deleting her voice mails, giving her parents hope that she was still alive. the paper also allegedly hacked the phones of the london terror attacks back in 2007. >> i feel regret. clearly, the practices of certain individuals did not live up to the quality of journalism that i believe in, that we believe in. >> reporter: ruppert murdock called the al gauzes of the hacking unacceptable. he is promising full cooperation with the investigation. >>> 7 will degrees right now. a case of theft at one florida airport. who police say was helping himself to valuables close to 50,000-dollar >>> and a festival about to happen at the independent nearian embassy. we'll check in with holly when fox 5 morning news continues at 7:22. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg, where
until then, that is probably the best thing to do. >>> major new developments in the britain's phone hacking scandal. >>> also, the role some big u.s. companies are playing in that investigation. er balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> good morning to you, another gray start to the day, and our cool weather pattern continues for your sunday. >>> the crew aboard the space shuttle atlantis is preparing to come back to earth. today, they loaded a giant equipment request trash and old equipment from the space station. it is scheduled to land on thursday, capping the end of nasa's 30 year shuttle program. >>> time now, 7:44. in news of the world, 31 of the 33 men trapped underground in a chilean mine last year are suing their government for negligence. they claim the agency assigned to oversea safety standards inside that min
. and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper in the country closed. the former editor, just moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> and this is all because there are allegations the newspapepe was hacking into cell phones and e-mail accounts of people. and not just celebrities and famous people but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch as it unfolds. >>> we're also going to have more of diane sawyer's amazing interview of jaycee dugard. what a remarkable and resilient young woman she is. and you're going to see more and hear from her. >> the strength and serenity she displays in that interview is just incredible. >>> also, more on casey anthony. we now learned her sentence e w extended by four more days. she's not going to get out until next sunday. we're going to have the latest on that. >>> and also, we'll have the latest on these
britain's scandals, tabloid "news of the world" rolled out its last issue today. [ applause ] >> the paper built a reputation reporting on some of the biggest scandals in the united kingdom. but the owner rupert murdoch ordered the publication closed after allegations of hacking by police and reporters. the paper has been a bridge institution for longer than a century. the final issue, says "thank you and good-bye." i'm sure there are many people, including some employees sorry to see it go today. >> i think a lot of people are sad to see it go i actually have a copy of the final edition here, "thank you and good-bye" is headline. they have some incredible headlines that they covered. this is a paper that's over a century old and they've covered everything from all kinds of scandals. and amazingly for example, things from 100 years ago, from charles dickens' time. so people very sad to see an institution like this go. we've seen reaction from other tabloids. the "sunday post" rediscover a warm, entertaining newspaper, honesty, integrity and decency. clearly a lot of other papers here are t
and his son james have now agreed to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating britain's phone hacking scandal. initially murdoch said he wouldn't be able to attend the july 19 hearing. the hearings were in response to allegations this journalists illegally listened to thousands of voice mails and bribed police. >>> the tsa is taking action to speed up security screening. tsa chief john pistole announced the first steps for a so-called trusted traveler program. the aim is toas security screening for passengers who voluntarily release certain information. initially the pilot test will be available only to current participants in a u.s. custom programs. those include certainly frequent flyers on american and delta airlines flying out of atlanta, detroit, miami and dallas. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional leaders to reach a long-term deficit reduction deal. white house press secretary jay carney says if both sides fail to reach an agreement on spending cuts and tax hikes by friday, they will have to shift their focus to solei raising the debt ceiling.
and britain's political elite. yesterday the surprise resignation of britain's police chief underlined that. sir paul stephenson isn't suspected of doing anything wrong himself, but it was on his watch that a former "news of the world" editor since arrested in connection with illegal phone hacking was hired as a pr consultant to the police force. all eyes are going to be on the parliamentary committee. now tomorrow rupert murdoch, his son james and rebekah brooks will be in the hot seat and the proceedings will be broadcast live. >> interesting television. liz palmer in london for us. >>> i have the feeling this is just the beginning for this story. now here is jeff floglor with t other headlines. >> a new survey released this morning predicts more hiring for the rest of the year. the association for business economists reports that 43% of respondents say their company will increase employment in the next six months. the highest number in a year. all 73 participants said they planned no significant layoffs but 76% expect economic growth to slow 2% or more. >>> in afghanistan this morning na
new moon ritual. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's beca
: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.ç this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites w
of the world" as one other newspaper today asks whether there is britain's watergate. a story that began with few facts was doggedly pursued by a limited number of journalists, but now it's enveloping one of the world's most powerful men. rirchlg as the scandal that brought down one of his best selling newspapers threatens to damage more of his media empire, rupert murdock will fly into the u.k. today. some are even you suggesting his own son, james murdock, could face prosecution. yesterday two top former employees were arrested. an editor who once served as the prime minister's communication director, and a reporter who served prison time back in 2007 when victims included celebrities and members of the royal family. the claim that people's privacy was invaded, their cell phone voice mails listened to, described as phone hacking. britain's prime minister vowing no stone will be left unturned. >> that these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper is simply disgusting. >> among the 4,000 potential phone hacking victims whose names or nu
of so much outrage in britain over the targeting of terror victims, not just celebrities, why not get rid of it? and murdock is trying very hard to salvage a major media deal he wants to do in britain. it's a $12 billion deal and he wants to make this scandal just go away. >> howard kurtz will be talking again about the scandal in much more greater depth on reliable sources tomorrow, sunday 11:00 a.m. eastern. >>> keeping up with the royal couple on their whirlwind three-day visit to the west coast, california well, it's not going to be easy. prince william and catherine went straight from the airport to a technology conference in beverly hills. in a few hours west coast time, the prince will play polo in santa barbara and then tonight the couple will rub elbows with the hollywood elite at a dinner. >>> the final u.s. shuttle mission is under way. but nasa says it still has plans to send people to space. josh levs is back with us to tell us more about this. josh? >> hey, fred. nasa wants to send people to space in one of these. take a look. and also, how about sending some more robots
what you say here. jay fahey, thank you so much. >>> breaking news this morning in britain's hacking scandal in london the biggest arrest so far by british police. nbc's chapman bell is in london with the latest. chapman, might this -- they're talking about arrest number ten. might this lead then to even more arrests, maybe making it to james murdoch? >> well, richard, i think it's a little too early to go that far. but earlier today rebekah brooks was arrested in connection with the "news of the world" investigation. brooks is of course the former editor of the paper. and until friday she was the chief executive of news international, which is a british wing of murdoch's newscorp. now, police initially announced just a few hours ago that a 43-year-old woman had been arrested, being questioned on suspicion of conspiring into thear september communications and suspicion of corruption who we learned related to rebekah broo brooks. those related to phone hacking and bribes. she voluntarily attended a police station to assist in the investigation in what was a prearranged appointment. it
book. he's a fascinating character. you know, i mean, my knowledge of the hulk is even in britain this guy was huge, physically, on television, as a box office star. how would you sum up marriage to the hulk? >> well, we were married for 24 years. and you know, it was great. i mean, honestly, i never dreamed that we would end up having the lifestyle that we did. when i met him, he was in the "rocky 3" movie, and i thought that he was an actor playing a wrestler because in california back then wrestling wasn't even on tv, and i didn't know what it was. i was like, you wrestle? like what is that? so -- but you know, soon after we started going out. we got married, and i went on the road with him, and i learned. i realized what all was involved. and it's quite a job. i mean, especially working with the wwf. that was a huge empire that, you know, became even bigger. rock and roll. it was like being married to a rock star. >> and of course as the book details his behavior became pretty similar to that of most rock stars. i mean, let's be brutally frank. you know, you had to go through
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